A century of theft from Indians by the National Park Service - The Ecologist
George Catlin’s original vision of national parks saw them as providing a refuge for ’man and beast’ alike, writes Kollibri terre Sonnenblume, giving Indians a home in the ’freshness of their nature’s beauty’. But soon the National Parks Service was violating promises, treaties and contracts as it perpetrated over a century of land theft from America’s Indian tribes.
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In early February, I stopped in the men’s room at the Hole-in-the-Wall visitor center in Mojave National Preserve in southern California. Above the urinal was a framed history poster entitled, “Fort Mojave - Aha Mocave - And Then the White Man Came.”
I was instantly offended by its placement. After all, figuratively, what a man would be doing under this poster is exactly what European colonialism has been doing on Indians for centuries.